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P90
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July 4th, 2012 at 7:46:47 AM permalink
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Remember when people thought of Global Warming as a real thing and not a communist conspiracy to trick Americans into driving smaller cars and developing more fuel-efficient engines?
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EvenBob
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July 4th, 2012 at 8:06:59 AM permalink
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Remember when people thought of Global Warming as a real thing and not a communist conspiracy to trick Americans into driving smaller cars and developing more fuel-efficient engines?



Remember in the 70's when people thought we were
moving into the next ice age? Remember when people
thought the world would end on Y2K? People will believe
whatever they're told to believe, like the earth is flat
or eating spinach will make you strong because it has
iron in it.



"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
zippyboy
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July 4th, 2012 at 8:12:58 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

People will believe whatever they're told to believe,...


All the world's religions are counting on it.
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buzzpaff
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July 4th, 2012 at 8:47:03 AM permalink
The Lions used to play the Green Bay packers every Thanksgiving day. Then Vince Lombardi sissied out of the game.

Hobos had their own sign language and used chalk to identify whether you could get a meal at a house, had to work for it, etc.

In 1950's a friend of mine from the pool room got arrested. Seems they had been some robberies in a neighborhood. His wife had been spotted putting chalk marks in front of houses after talking to whoever answered the door. Actually the marks let Pipe know if they
had a baby boy or girl. His wife would pretend she had the wrong house, but chat up the person or look inside.

Then Pipe would show up hours later, say he was a professional photographer, had heard from a friend about their beautiful baby.
Ask permission to photograph the baby for this big contest. Well, of course if they asked, he would sell them copies LOL

Cops turned him loose the next day. We called him Pipe because he used to smoke cigarette butts straight up in his pipe.
FatGeezus
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July 4th, 2012 at 8:50:25 AM permalink
Here are some fairly new 'Remember whens'

Remember when you got free matches when you bought a pack of cigarettes?

Remember when you could get a free map at the gas station?

Remember when appliances had knobs?

Remember when cars had white-wall tires?
buzzpaff
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July 4th, 2012 at 8:57:53 AM permalink
My grand daughter asked me the other day , why do I say wind down the window in my car ?

Remember vent windows on cars? Sneaking into drive-in movies but hiding in the " rumble seat" ?

All the fuss when seat belts first came out? OMG , what if your car rolls into a creek and you are trapped in a seat belt.

Remember when Am was rock and roll stations. Only classical music was on FM.

Remember when the candy store sold cigarettes for a penny apiece ? a pack was 15 cents.

Remember when a bottle of Coca Cola was in 6 oz glass bottles only ? And betting on who had a bottle from farthest away as the plant was on the bottom ?

Remember the first remote for the TV. It had a cable and there were only 3 channels anyway ? LOL
FleaStiff
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July 4th, 2012 at 9:09:14 AM permalink
Well, I look back ... and laugh.

I remember that duck and cover nonsense... annoying then, annoying now. I was never worried about nuclear war. I remember some doctor's wife changing the water in their bombshelter every two weeks and I recall laughing at them.

I guess I've always been too skeptical to fall for the common wisdom of the day.
MrV
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July 4th, 2012 at 9:50:00 AM permalink
Remember when you had sex for the first time?

Remember when you sighed because you were alone at the time?
"What, me worry?"
rxwine
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July 4th, 2012 at 10:04:57 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I was never worried about nuclear war..



Well, it's entirely controlled by humans. I don't know if that is worrisome.
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AZDuffman
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July 4th, 2012 at 10:12:57 AM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff


Remember the first remote for the TV. It had a cable and there were only 3 channels anyway ? LOL



Remember when as a kid, YOU were your dad's "remote" for the TV?
Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing

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